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Top Customer Reviews
My favorite scene is of newspaperman Will sketching the action in an age without photographers. Tourists stare at history in the making, and newspapers either report or devise the news. Meanwhile a pleasing marching tune keeps the story moving swiftly along. Olivia and Will have all the expected misunderstandings and more. And Olivia herself has to learn to recognize true friendship and become her own ally before story's end. Note of Scandal is an enjoyable romantic novel with that extra bit of historical backstory that brings an era as well as its people to life--a quick fun read.
Disclosure: I received an ecopy during the author's blog tour with a request for my honest review.
This was an enjoyable historical romance. Olivia reminded me somewhat of Jane Austen’s Emma, forever trying, in her own special way, to help others, even though somehow it never quite managed to work out exactly as she planned. It was nice to have a heroine with a brain. It was also interesting to have a heroine who was not as pure as snow—she had been intimate with the man she (and apparently the rest of the world) assumed she was going to marry. She is a bit of a rebel, even if she is limited in the ways she is able to show it. Olivia’s parents are pretty detestable as they only seem to care for themselves.Read more ›
A Note of Scandal is based on the events of Summer of 1814 in England, when Napoleon has just been defeated for the second time is and he surrendered to the British. When the British economy is coming to terms with the war expenses and thousands and British men, have returned home either in coffins, decorated with a medal or broken. The future of the middle-class men seems rather bleak and many are those seeking reforms in the wake of industrialisation.
Whilst the Lords are still thinking about the Emperor or have left the city to visit their summer country houses, a newspaper battle ensues between The Register and The Beacon.
It is in the light of this scenario that Nicky Penttila succeeds to weave an interesting and consuming novel between two people with different backgrounds and different passions in life.
William Marsh is a late-twenty-something publisher of the newspaper The Beacon. His only purpose in life is to follow in his father's footsteps whilst side-stepping his mistakes - to tell the truth at all costs. A true journalist he is always seeking a scoop and does not rely on common sources for his articles. His management of the newspaper made him successful and is highly regarded even by Lords. William Marsh knew the power of words and of the publishing industry.
Olivia Delancey on the other hand is a 24 year-old maiden lady. Her father has no male heirs and his political career has ruined the family treasures.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the Authors way of writing. She introduces you to the characters in such a way as to make you feel like you are there with them. Read morePublished 7 months ago by AntoniaG
Touching, captivating, enjoyable, sweet Historical romance that was emotionally moving read. 4 starsPublished 13 months ago by Beckey
One of these days, I may not jump at the chance to read Regency romances, but sometimes I am pleasantly surprised. After all, it's light reading, history, and romance. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Ruth A. Hill
This book moved me to tears. Beautifully written both linguistically and in terms of its plot, the book occupied my thoughts a good deal of the time when I wasn't reading it. Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Shelagh
It took me almost half of the book to get any real interest. I was confused about Merry and Martin. For awhile I was just thinking Olivia was stuck up. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by NK Author Services/Ebooks Galore
A wonderful Regency romance that captures some of the seedier side of life in that time- the class inequalities, the tragedy of those injured in the war, the sad lack of... Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by C. Quinn
H: William "Will" Marsh publisher of the newspaper. well respected.
h: Olivia Delancey independent, strong willed, loving, good heart Music lover. Read more
I received this from netgalley and was pleasantly surprised.
I wasn't sure if I would like a historical romance but this was a tender and sweet read. Read more
This novel is historical romance with the main character trying to follow society's norms while trying to share her passion of music/music writing out in the open of society. Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by Gatosqueak